Some forwarded a report advocating for "deplatforming".
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/deplatf

That's depressing, because Mastodon is the opposite of an "internet platform". Indeed the is a prime example for the slogan "build protocols, not platforms".
knightcolumbia.org/content/pro

is not in the business of providing platforms.

One nice aspect of is being able to follow how an EU agency or officer interacts with the public. For instance personalised tips!
respublicae.eu/@EURLex/1086072

accounts now have more than 5000 followers! (Not unique followers, and some are bots.)

In the top 5 we have @europarl_en and @CopernicusEU; this might provide ideas for @admin / @EDPS.

@kino These are just mirrors. I don't know whether people were forced to place them on the respective Twitter accounts. You'd need to ask the .
ec.europa.eu/info/about-europe

Now 39 with some help from:
@eudelegationtur
@EUDelegationUA
@eusrbija
@EUinThailand
@EUinICELAND
@uni_eropa
@EuHouseSkopje
@AmbassadorEU
@WeBalkans
@EU_in_India
@EUAmbIndia
@EU_India_CECP
@kilianmcdonagh

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locale count

ar 1
bg 1
ca 27
cs 13
cy 1
da 2
de 87
el 2
en 924
es 66
et 4
fi 3
fr 162
gl 2
hi 1
hr 10
hu 12
id 1
is 1
it 117
ja 1
ko 1
lt 10
lv 12
mk 2
nl 2
no 1
pl 5
pt-BR 2
pt-PT 25
ro 30
ru 1
sk 9
sl 1
sr 1
sv 46
th 1
tr 1
uk 1
(39 rows)

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Here's a trying to make the more .

Current language count on : 29.

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locale count
ar 1
bg 1
cs 13
da 2
de 87
el 2
en 928
es 90
et 4
fi 3
fr 162
gl 2
hr 10
hu 12
it 117
ja 1
ko 1
lt 10
lv 12
nl 2
no 1
pl 5
pt-BR 2
pt-PT 25
ro 30
ru 1
sk 9
sl 1
sv 46
(29 rows)
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: improvements to the signal:noise ratio based on the posting patterns of the past few months.

A couple dozen very chatty individual authors (each with over 2000 posts so far) now have crossposting disabled for retweets and/or replies, based on a subjective judgement that these posts were not predominantly related to EU policy.

Those handles typically had limited following, so the impacts on the fediverse were probably minimal so far, but sometimes it's good to be proactive.

Dear crowd, does anyone know how interactions are calculated in the admin dashboard? Also asked at
github.com/mastodon/mastodon/d

Upgrade to v3.5.3 completed. It took few minutes and was painless. The database migrations took few milliseconds.

Dear crowd, any idea how to force an update of the "interactions" statistics on the /admin/dashboard page?

Any and all "tootctl cache" commands failed to update the figure, which has been stuck for many days to the same (unrealistic) number.
docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/to

A particularly prolific user was reported by a mastodon.social user for the volume of their posts. Configuration was exceptionally changed for that user in order to not crosspost RTs and replies.

Such suggestions are welcome directly to this admin account. Reports may not always reach us.

For transparency and in case it helps people considering whether to self-host a similar instance, the operating costs of are currently a little less than 25 €/month (VAT included).

Without any performance optimisation whatsoever, the instance is currently quite overprovisioned and should have enough capacity to withstand over 1 year of growth.

Using a smaller instance would cut hosting costs by some 10 €/month, but reducing time costs is more important.

One frustrating experience is receiving a non-obvious moderation report from another instance and not being able to reply with a comment. I understand that wants to protect the identity of reporters (presumably) but this doesn't foster cooperative gardening of the shared space that is the .

As long as we're running, our APIs are open. In case of shutdown, we'll do our best to deposit an dump on , so that any research value of the dataset isn't lost.

The overall database we can share in but no single license on the text and media would be available.

Some data scrubbing might also be needed if doesn't yet provide a native way to provide dumps of public-only information.

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This service is experimental and offered without promises of permanence.

We're mostly a privacy-friendly mirror or proxy which offers some more features than by virtue of integrating directly on the .

A long-term service for the EU's communication on social media would be useful, but we're not such a service. (A suitable institutional home would need to be found.)

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We're very happy to see social.network.europa.eu/explo, a instance run for the by the European Commission (@EC_DIGIT + @EDPS). Hopefully it will grow and improve fast. The sooner ResPublicae.eu becomes redundant, the better.

Given the changed circumstances, there's no longer a need to consider offering local accounts in the future. The frontpage has been updated accordingly.

Maintenance is mostly over. Some files are still being restored.

The terms of service and privacy policy were updated:
respublicae.eu/terms

We're now running a very minimal setup on a small virtual machine (Debian 10) + object storage. Let's see how it goes.

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respublicae.eu will go through some maintenance to switch to another hosting provider.

@rriemann @echo_pbreyer Heh. I thought I added a link back to the official Mastodon account from this mirror but it seems it didn't get through due to a bug.

At some point a strategy will be needed for the duplication (hopefully soon, if official fediverse accounts keep growing!).

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